Rear Bumper Protection via Shackle Hitch Receiver

Rhino Shackle Hitch Receiver

Protect Rear Bumpers Off Road

Vehicles with long rear overhangs like the Jeep Gladiator, Toyota Tacoma or Tundra, Lexus GX and other overland rigs can easily add protection from trail impacts using a shackle hitch receiver (“recovery point”). These devices are inserted into your existing hitch and lock in place using a hitch pin. Their primary function is to provide a rear recovery point. This can be useful if you need to be pulled from a tough spot using a tow strap, or do the pulling. However, because they extend beyond the hitch by several inches they also become the first point of contact when your vehicle rolls off a rock ledge, goes through a ditch, or other scenarios that would normally cause your rear bumper to impact the trail. (See video proof at the bottom of this article!)

The Rhino USA Shackle Hitch Receiver is not a cure all solution – damage can still occur to your bumper under the right circumstances – but it has helped us avoid dozens of rear bumper impacts over our years of trail driving. Our shackle hitch receiver bears the scratches and dings of trail rash to prove that it’s serving as the first line of defense. And at $34, it’s an affordable alternative to costly body damage!

Fast forward to the 02:46 point to watch me scrape the rear bumper on Fins N Things
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Shackle Hitch Receiver Saved my Rear (Bumper) in Moab

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